Family Adventure | Frequently Asked Questions

Plan Your Northern Michigan Adventure

Family Adventure | Frequently Asked Questions

๐ŸŒŸ Wondering what to expect for your family adventure in Northern Michigan? Check out my most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for an unforgettable experience! ๐ŸŒฒ

1) What is an adventure session? How is it different than a normal session? ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Kick your shoes off and embrace the fun! My family adventures focus on play, exploration, and capturing genuine interactions amidst the stunning landscapes. Let’s tell your unique story through natural and captivating photos! ๐Ÿ“ท

Brown Bridge Quiet Area Traverse City Family Photo Session


2) Where do you like to photograph? ๐Ÿž๏ธ My favorite places for family shoots are Empire, Old Mission Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes in Glen Arbor and Frankfort, Michigan. I’m always on the lookout for new places to explore and create magic together! Let’s embark on an adventure off the beaten path! ๐Ÿ’ซ

3) Will I be required to hike? ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Most of my family adventures are flexible, and we can adapt based on your family’s comfort level. Whether it’s an easy stroll or a short hike, we’ll capture joyous moments without any stress. Let me know if you have little ones or furry friends to accommodate! ๐Ÿพ


What to Wear Family Photographer


4) Do I need to bring anything to my session? ๐Ÿ’ง On your adventure, all you need is yourself and a sense of adventure! Bring layers for varying weather conditions, and let’s keep your hands free to play and create beautiful memories. Oh, and don’t forget to leave your cell phone in the car โ€“ you’ll have plenty of professional photos to cherish! ๐Ÿ“ฑ

5) What time of day do you like to photograph? ๐ŸŒ… Golden hour is perfect for those magical shots with dreamy colors in the sky. However, I’m flexible with timing, and some of my favorite photos are captured in the middle of the day. I’m happy to chat and decide the best time for your family’s photo adventure! Then you can choose a day and time from my scheduling calendar. โ˜€๏ธ


What to Wear Family Northern Michigan


6) Can we bring our dog? ๐Ÿถ Absolutely! Fur babies are part of the family too! Let me know in advance, and we’ll find a dog-friendly hike. Don’t forget treats and water for your furry friend, and exercise them before the adventure for calm and happy moments! ๐Ÿ•

7) What happens if it rains? โ˜”๏ธ Michigan weather can be unpredictable, but don’t worry! Light rain won’t affect our sessions, and we can even embrace the weather for unique shots. With medium to heavy rain, we may need to reschedule to protect my camera gear. We’ll always find the best solution together! ๐ŸŒง๏ธ


2 girls wearing pink dress during family session


8) If we are running late, will you stay later than scheduled? โฐ I understand unforeseen circumstances. While I prefer to start sessions on time, I leave some buffer time in between to accommodate delays. No need to stress โ€“ let’s make the most of our adventure! ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ

9) What are the most important things parents can do to help with a family photo session? ๐Ÿ’ค Prioritize a good night’s sleep and ensure everyone is well-fed for a fun and energized experience. Get your kids excited by showing them pictures from my website, and during the session, let me handle the magic! I’ll inspire genuine smiles from your little ones! ๐Ÿ˜„


three girls chasing each other during family adventure session


10) Do you take traditional photos of everyone looking at the camera? ๐Ÿ‘€ Yes, of course! We’ll start with the formal shots and then encourage playfulness for candid moments filled with joy and laughter. You’ll love the mix of candid and posed photos that capture your family’s true spirit! ๐Ÿ“ธ

11) How much time would be scheduled for our shoot? โŒ› My family adventures usually last between 60 and 75 minutes. This allows plenty of time for kids to play and be themselves while we capture beautiful memories together! ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ


family adventure session group shot


12) What can I do with my images? Do you offer prints? ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ You have full printing and sharing rights! Share your cherished memories wherever you’d like. Additionally, I offer professional printing services through my website, including paper prints and canvases for you to display and cherish forever! ๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ

Ready for an unforgettable family adventure in Northern Michigan? Book your session today! ๐Ÿ“† Reserve your day with my family adventure fee and a signed proposal. I’m available in Northern Michigan from May through October. Reach out through my contact page, and feel free to ask any additional questions! Let’s create magical memories together! ๐Ÿ’–

Josh Hartman ~ Traverse City Family Photographer

Family Adventure Session. Should I wear shoes?